88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn't rated NC-17.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
This film, directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Robert Weide, makes an entertaining companion piece to his book.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Feels jumbled and disorganized. It's not altogether unpalatable, but that doesn't present it from being a mess.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Best in show is the divine Gillian Anderson as a powerful celebrity publicist, editing the image of her clients in much the same way this adaptation tames Young's much pricklier book.
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50

USA Today

Gets muddled in slapstick and crude humor.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Simon Pegg is likably smart and obnoxious as the fish-out-of-water Brit in high-gloss Manhattan, but he's swimming upstream in a feature that substitutes slapstick for scathing wit.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An embarassingly unfunny, stumblebum adaptation of Toby Young's memoir.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Nothing in How to Lose Friends feels fresh or on target.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Problem is, this movie is all surface - to quote one character, it has hidden shallows.
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35 out of 100
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